Once we had completed 17 mile drive we arrived into the very cute and quirky beach town of Carmel By The Sea. Situated on the Monterey Peninsula, Carmel is filled with boutique hotels, restaurants and shops. It is probably one of the prettiest places I have ever visited. The whole place was like something out of a storybook.
We were staying the night at The Briarwood Inn which was an adorable country cottage style guesthouse. It was perfectly situated with its own parking and walking distance to everything that Carmel had to offer.
The room was very spacious with two king sized beds and breakfast was served in the prettiest little room next to reception with a roaring fire.
After parking at the guest house we wandered around the town, snapping pictures as we went of all the pretty, quirky buildings.
It was almost like a fairy tale village and I’m glad we chose to stay over here rather than just passing through.
We had dinner at Grasing’s which was located in one of those story book buildings and it was a great choice. Service was exceptional and the food was really good.
I had the Filet with Chop House Chips which was filet mignon bites, horseradish cheddar and housemade Kennebec potato chips. This was actually on the appetisers part of the menu but was more than big enough for a main. My parents both had the Herb Crusted Seabass with a roasted garlic cream sauce which they both said was delicious.
Early the next morning before leaving we took a stroll along Carmel’s beautiful white sand beach. Scarily we saw this sign on the way to the beach!
Luckily we didn’t see any mountain lions and after a walk along the beach we headed further south along the Pacific Coast Highway towards Santa Barbara.